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the marijuana is brining state. thanks for joining us. i'm sarah johns. i'm noah bond. it was a mad dash to the candidates in new hampshire's, first-in- the-nation primary. closed in the granite state. here's a live look at merrimack. the results. the race is especially important for the vast no candidate has secured the g-o-p nomination without winning in either iowa or new hampshire since barry goldwater in 1964. republican candidates canvassed the state all day long... with many voters saying they were still undecided. donald trump started the day as the frontrunner. but ohio governor john kasich got an early boost... winning in dixville notch... the first precinct to cast ballots at midnight. but the race is expected to be close. "this is going to be incredibly close everybody, nobody not me, not jeb bush, not john kasich, not marco rubio, not
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whats going to happen tonight." and it was the same on the democratic side today... with bernie clinton campaigning all day long... trying to secure every last vote. "we're going to keep working literally until the last vote is cast." we will continue to update you on results from both parties' presidential primaries on the air and online throughout the night. and the nevada caucuses are less than two weeks away. democrats can register at the door for the february 20th caucuses. but republicans will have to register early for the february 23rd cacucuses. the registration deadline is saturday, february 13th. but the washoe county registrat of voters will close at five on friday the 12th. democratic presidential will be in northern nevada this saturday. the vermont senator will speak at the "real solutions, for real people" summit. the event will be at the jot travis student
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doors open at 7-30 in the morning. advance registration is required. ### and, republican presidential candidate carly fiorina will also make a campaign appearance in reno. it's the week before nevada's g-o-p caucuses on februaryth 17th at the atlantis resort. doors open at 11 in the morning.. lunch is at 11- 30. ### you can find more information about both campaign stops, with the kolo 8 news now, mobile app. download if free, for apple or android. ### what happened to winter? we're seeing some very spring-like weather... and it looks like it's sticking around for a while. chief meteorologist jeff thompson has a look at the forecast. jeff? high pressure will keep the weather dry through friday. expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy, mild afternoons, with highs in the mid 60s for most western nevada valley locations, and mid-upper 50s in the sierra. nights will stay chilly, with lows around freezing. a weak system will move into the pacific northwest friday night into saturday. some clouds, a
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isolated shower north of i-80 change is not expected through at least the middle of next week. -jeff tonight: mostly clear, with a around 32. southeast wind around 5 mph becoming south in the evening. wednesday: mostly sunny, with a high near 63. calm wind. wednesday night: partly calm wind. thursday: mostly sunny, with a high near 64. south wind around 5 mph. thursday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 65. with a low around 35. saturday: partly sunny, with a high near 59. saturday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 33. sunday: mostly sunny, with a high near 59. sunday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 34. presidents' day: mostly sunny, with a high near 62. cam 3 - wx mic search led to lockdowns at o'brien middle school, stead, and silver lake
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a thief led police baldy area around eleven o-clock. after hitting a fence, he truck and stole another vehicle, this time a chevrolet pickup. he left that one as well and ran off. reno police, washoe county deputies and searched around the area, near silver lake elementary. the hands of r-p-d as evidence. the search was stopped after no sight of the man for two hours. no description of the thief has been released, but police are on the look-out.### one cab driver beaten and robbed in sparks, another shot and killed in reno. it happened within a 24 hour period in november of 2014. kolo 8 news now's ed pearce has been following these cases from the beginning. ed, the two crimes were never linked back then, but today they are. one man has now been charged in both crimes. this is something of a surprise. november 9, 2014 investigators in sparks and reno were each pursuing violent crimes against cab drivers.
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seen on security footage hailed a cab at the grand sierra resort, apparently telling the driver to take her to a location down a darkened side street two masked men robbed and beat him at gunpoint. later that night, 55 year old sami amin picked up a fare in south reno, drove him to the 900 block of wheeler avenue, where he was shot. amin died later at a local hospital. investigators in both cities had belonging to 27 year old john austin orris was found in amin's cab. he was traced to an address within a block of the murder scene. within five days they had issued an arrest warrant. eight days later he was located in california where he had been arrested on unrelated domestic battery charges. meanwhile, within days their counterparts in sparks had arrested 26 year old miguel padilla and a women on the robbery case. apparently lacking sufficient evidence neither were brought to trial. and other than the obvious
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were never linked--until now. as orris appeared for a pretrial hearing in the murder cases it was learned he'd also been charged along with padilla for the sparks robbery and beating. a year ago sparks police said they were still looking for the woman who hailed the cab at the grand sierra. what, if any, role she may have played in the outcome of these parallel investigations isn't known. so, john austin orris, now 28 is charged with the robbery and murder of sami amin. the trial date was reset this morning for august first. he and miguel padilla are charged with the robbery and beating of the other cab driver. no trial date has been set. new developments tonight on a stead robbery. reno police now have a suspect in custody. police say 18-year-old kanssandra portillo of reno robbed the jacksons on stead boulevard early sunday morning. portillo was identified after investigators released surveillance
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detectives say she admitted to the robbery during an interview. police don't think there is a connection between this robbery and a similar one in stead yesterday morning. a former el dorado county sheriff's deputy has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking. 48-year-old mark zlendick... who worked on a drug task force... was arrested at his gardnerville home last may. he was accused of stealing meth and cocaine from an evidence locker in south lake tahoe. the guilty plea allows zlendick to avoid a potential life sentence. he'll face a sentence of 10 to 25 years when he is sentened in el dorado county court, in april. ### when a juvenile commits a major crime like murder or sexual assault with substantial bodily harm, many people believe the sentence should fit the crime. that may include life without the possiblity of parole. but a supreme court ruling changes past instances where the original juvenile inmate has already served decades in prison. kolo 8 news now terri russell joins us with a
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could mean here in our area. here in nevada there are currently no juvenile inmates who are serving life in prison without the possibility of parole. that doesn't mean it couldn't happen, but with recent u-s supreme court rulings, it may be less likely. back in 19-85 reno teen, mary yates was sentenced with two life sentences with the possibility of parole for helping plan the murder of her mother jeanne. mary yates was released from a nevada state prison in the early 2000s. in december of 2000-11 13 year old jose cruz was possiblity of parole for fatally shooting a man on california avenue after the man tried to prevent his friend's purse from getting stolen by cruz and two other defendants. egan walker/washoe district court: overwhelmingly, people who go to prison, leave prison at some point. according to nevada state law, cruz will serve approximatley 15 years before he will be eligible for parole. nevada's law aren't as tough as other states. some even require a 40 year sentence before the
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2000-12 stated juveniles sentenced to life without the possibility of parole was cruel and unusual punishment. while most states took that ruling as retroactive. others, like louisiana, did not. last december louisiana inmate henry montgomery asked the court to look at his case. convicted at 17 for killing a sheriff's deputy, the 69 year old montgomery says his rehabilitation in prison should allow him to be considered for parole.. egan walker/washoe district court: and the supreme court said the answer to that question is yes.. judge walker says a decade worth of rulings from the supreme court indicate juveniles who commit major crimes may in the future, be treated differently by the court system. justice anthony kennedy has said "children's diminished culpability and heightened capacity for change, cast doubt on mandatory sentences.," he added the most punitive sentences for juveniles will be uncommon. judge walker says its counter intuitive, but harsh sentences just make most juveniles more harsh.
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knowing they are inevitably going to come out, to have a safer community, you've gotta address them in ways that work. and what we know is, punitive, retrobutive things don't work with kids. this isn't to say the worst of the worst won't have to serve longer sentences when compared to other juvenile offenders. justice kennedy has said the rare juvenile offender may not be helped by rehabilitation, and life without parole is justified. terri russell kolo 8 news now. a civil rights group has filed a lawsuit, challenging a law requiring sex offenders, to be identified on their passports. president obama signed-- the international megan's law bill, into law yesterday. "california reform sex offender laws"--- filed the lawsuit, challenging the law. it requires the secretary of state, to add "unique identifiers" to the passports of all registered sex offenders. the lawsuit claims a passport symbol that identifies an individual, as a registered sex
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that person at significant risk. ### is getting its own license plate. and the proceeds are we're revealing a new choice the next time you plus-- "you don't have to spread road salt or deicing chemicals." are you tired of shoveling snow and driving on icy roads? make these problems, a thing of the past. plus, chief meteorologist jeff thompson has your forecast. "you're watching kolo 8 news now at 5:00 with sarah johns, noah bond, weather with meteorologist jeff
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service was created. the n-w-s provides weather and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the nation. the national weather service was started by president ulysses s. grant. president grant signed a congressional resolution authorizing the secretary of war to establish a national weather service.### high pressure will keep the weather dry through friday. expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy, mild afternoons, with highs in the mid 60s for most western nevada valley locations, and mid-upper 50s in the sierra. nights will stay chilly, with lows around freezing. a weak system will move into the pacific northwest friday night
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slight cool-down, and an isolated shower north of i-80 are possible. a major pattern change is not expected through at least the middle of next week. -jeff tonight: mostly clear, with a low around 32. southeast wind around 5 mph becoming south in the evening. a high near 63. calm wind. wednesday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 35. calm wind. thursday: mostly sunny, with a high near 64. south wind around 5 mph. thursday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 65. friday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. saturday: partly sunny, with a high near 59. saturday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 33. sunday: mostly sunny, with a high near 59. sunday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 34. presidents' day: mostly sunny,
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high pressure will keep the weather dry through friday. expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy, mild afternoons, with highs in the mid 60s for most western nevada valley locations, and mid-upper 50s in chilly, with lows around freezing. a weak system will move into the pacific northwest friday night slight cool-down, and an isolated shower north of i-80 are possible. a major pattern change is not expected through at least the middle of next week. -jeff tonight: mostly clear, with a low around 32. southeast wind around 5 mph becoming south in the evening. wednesday: mostly sunny, with a high near 63. calm wind. wednesday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 35. calm wind. thursday: mostly sunny, with a high near 64. south wind around 5 mph. thursday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 65.
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a low around 35. saturday: partly sunny, with a high near 59. saturday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 33. sunday: mostly sunny, with a high near 59. sunday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 34. presidents' day: mostly sunny, with a high near 62. high pressure will keep the weather dry through friday. expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy, mild afternoons, with highs in the mid 60s for most western nevada valley locations, and mid-upper 50s in the sierra. nights will stay chilly, with lows around freezing. a weak system will move into the pacific northwest friday night into saturday. some clouds, a slight cool-down, and an isolated shower north of i-80 are possible. a major pattern change is not expected through at least the middle of next week. -jeff tonight: mostly clear, with a low around 32. southeast wind around 5 mph becoming south in the evening. wednesday: mostly sunny, with
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cloudy, with a low around 35. calm wind. thursday: mostly sunny, with a license plate is now available. the city council approved the design, early last year. the plate provides funding for parks and recreation. "we're hopeful that we'll hit the one thousand subscriber level to maintain the plate, but i'm confident that we can get, hopefully in a year, ten thousand plates. if we get ten thousand plates that's two hundred and fifty thousand dollars for that year in supports of parks and recreation
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the city needs at least 1-thousand plate registrations in 2016. reno would bring in 25- thousand dollars--- in year one, and 20- thousand dollars, each subsequent year-- for each thousand plates that are renewed. ### icy streets might become a thing of the past. a proven technology that was years in the making-- might be the solution to those slippery roads. and, potholes are a big problem in many parts of reno. but some in the north valleys are becoming dangerous. for news while you're on the go, listen to our newscast partner,
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pot holes in your area?... do you take a differnt route to avoid them? this is video we shot today of potholes near lemmon drive and highway 395. many of the motorists were trying to swerve out of the way. a viewer alerted us to the situation after her son broke his rim on one
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:10 melissa hudson, concerned resident, " i can't afford new tires at this point. so yeah they need to fix it if they would, be very please , i am sure everyone around here would be too." tonight at 6:30... kolo 8 news now's paul harris will take a closer look at what the city of reno is doing, to solve the problem. ### when winter storms hit, wouldn't it be nice to keep all that ice off the streets? a professor at the university of nebraska has figured out how. as joe chiodo explains, a new type of concrete could soon make life easier and safer for anyone who has to deal with the snow. "you've been working on a project with passion for 10 or 15 years, and finally people recognize the value of this technology." not many people have a passion for snow but unl professor dr. chris tuan does, at least when it comes to getting rid of it. "so we started in '97 and after all these years." he's finally found a way to keep it off the ground. outside this lab at unl is where the magic happens. "we can go in here."
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200-square-foot slab of concrete created by dr. tuan heats up and melts ice in a safe way. "when they see the time lapse video, they were all awed." this time lapse was from omaha's last big snow storm about a week ago. notice the slab of conductive concrete compared to the sidewalk next to it. the four inches of snow that day didn't stand a chance. "so it's just high enough to melt the ice and snow." the power needed, as little as comes from an outlet in your home. the electricity produced, safe to the touch. the ingredients, 80 percent concrete, 20 percent steel fibers and carbon particles. "you don't have to spread road salt or deicing chemicals." but getting all of that right didn't come easy. just ask graduate student mitchell kowalewski. "it's also been physically
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project." but when it finally worked, dr. tuan had a feeling... "yeah, it was electrifying." that this was something big. "no pun intended." "i do believe it would change roads in the future." right now the technology isn't feasible to use on interstates and long roads. but intersections, off ramps, steep hills, and driveways are all possibilities. the faa is now testing the mixture. if they're impressed, they will then use it for the tarmac of a major airport to allow gates to be cleared more efficiently during snow delays. dr. tuan hopes to one day soon make this technology available to the public. so one day you may be able to see this happen on your driveway right outside your home. "so you can eliminate the potential for personal injury due to slipping and falling, and at the same time you don't have to shovel snow." in omaha, i'm joe chiodo. a boom in the job market is coming from
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